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« on: September 01, 2007 08:19:51 PM »

Thanks to Subloke's knit t-shirt rug post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168899.0,  I decided to knit my own t-shirt rug for my dorm.  I used a bunch of adult XL shirts from Michael's which were on sale and dyed them with Rit. It took about a month and a half of on-again-off-again knitting (because really, how many knit squares can one make while watching HGTV; and as I learned this summer, having a 45 hour work week kind of ruins crafting time...)

So here it is in all of it's glory (sorry for the odd pictures, but it's in my dorm and the lighting isn't great) This is also my first post, so sorry if this isn't posted correctly Sad

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007 08:26:59 PM »

Sorry, all I see is little red x's  Embarrassed

I'd really like to see your rug!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007 08:35:01 PM »

WOW!!!!!  I love it!  What are the finished dimensions?  It looks huge!  That is a lot of dyeing/cutting/knitting! 

What a great addition to a dorm room.

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007 08:36:29 PM »

too cool. that'd be great for a dorm room

« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007 09:02:28 PM »

Thanks everyone, I am really proud since this is the first large knitting project I've ever actually finished.  It's about 50" x 33".  I really didn't care about the size, I just wanted it large enough to keep my feet warm when I jumped off my bed in the morning Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007 05:31:59 AM »

how many t-shirts did it take? I really like the colors. I saw a t-shirt rug in a walmart circular, only it looked more like shag, not so much like knitted. But I like yours better! Smiley
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007 05:51:04 AM »

That's really cool!! I LOVE the texture! I think I'll try something like this one day! Smiley Did you make the strips continuous?

« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007 06:44:17 AM »

This is great - and weird.  Last night out of the blue DH asked me if I could knit him a bunch of little squares to make a rug.  I immediately thought of this and told him to get out all those t-shirts that are too small for him.

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007 07:07:39 AM »

Thank you so much everyone.  It took about 18 shirts to make all of the squares, and when I ran out, I stole some muslin from my mom's stash to sew up the squares.  I did make the strips continuous, for the most part, but to make the rug even, I needed every last bit of shirt yarn, so cut all of the scraps into strips and knotted them into one long ball of yarn (hence the stripe blocks Smiley )

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007 02:54:06 AM »

That is fantastic. I'm really impressed.
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